Dairy-Free Almond n’ Cashew Cheese

Last night I was in the mood to create a comfort meal of macaroni and cheese.  I cooked up a delicious pot of gluten-free pasta and opted to create my very own dairy-free Almond and Cashew Cheese.  It tasted fabulous atop my macaroni and I will surely be creating this ‘cheese’ again soon to accompany many of my other dishes…perhaps lasagna and baked ziti…yummm…


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp.  sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. chives


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor; pulse for 1 minute. Be sure to scrape sides to ensure even blending; pulse for another 30 seconds or until mixture resembles a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve with gluten free pretzels, crackers, crudites and dried fruit.

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8 Responses

  1. Yum. I’ve recently started trying nut cheeses so thanks for sharing this one!

    • Thanks Heather…I hope you like it…I’m bringing leftovers for lunch today atop my veggies and salmon! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for being such a great reader! Best, Amie

  2. WOW! What a creative and delicious meal!

  3. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the idea of almond and cashew cheese! My daughter’s favorite two kinds of nuts and she would definitely love this!

    • O goodie..I’m so glad you like this Natasha…I hope you daughter enjoys it…It’s quite delish..I even put it into my oatmeal and atop casseroles! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  5. This is such a wonderful idea! I have a ton of nuts on my fridge right now that need to be put to good use. 🙂

    • O goodie; great to hear…I hope you enjoy it…it’s a tasty cheese!

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